Join this group as we navigate the joys and challenges of early parenthood. This therapeutic group is for caregivers of any gender with a baby or toddler up to 24 months of age. Connect with other new parents online and tackle relevant topics such as adjusting to parenthood, navigating big emotions and the evolving relationships with our babies, partners and ourselves.
The group will primarily be focused on the mental health of the parent and uses evidence-based therapeutic models like Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to facilitate wellbeing and change. The group will focus on learning how to increase and maintain a positive mental wellbeing as a new parent.
You may be eligible to have this program covered. Click here to see if you're eligible!
All sessions will be completed online through Layla’s secure video portal. Participants are encouraged to use a desktop or laptop computer, for the best user experience. Our Layla Platform for therapy sessions can be accessed on the following devices listed here.
Planning to travel? Participants must attend virtual sessions from the province listed on their home address when they registered for group. This is because the group facilitator must be registered to practice in the province where the client is attending group sessions.
The group will primarily be focused on providing therapeutic tools to promote the parent’s mental wellbeing and support the mental health of the parent.
This program is offered at a total of $240 including tax, which covers all 6 sessions / 6 hours of the program. Chantelle Maubert is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, and Valerie Tsang is a Registered Psychotherapist. Clients will receive a receipt with their license information that may be used for employer benefits reimbursement. We encourage you to check your health benefits to verify if you are covered for this type of provider (or let us know if we can help with that).
There will be up to 10 participants in each group. Each online group session will be structured with an opening mindfulness practice. Each session will include the introduction of new skills, discussion, examples, and homework practice review. Materials including handouts and worksheets will be provided prior to the start of each group.
Sessions will be conducted through secure video, and participants will be asked to commit to confidentiality. Only your first name will be used with other group members, and sessions will not be recorded. This program will include up to 10 participants.
You are welcome to invite your partner to join sessions!
Yes, babies or toddlers are very welcome! Should your child need your full attention, please feel free to step away as needed or turn off your camera or microphone if helpful
You are welcome to breastfeed/bottle feed your baby/toddler at any time during the group session. Feel free to turn off your camera or leave it on depending on your comfort level.
Registration is open on a rolling basis and each group will only remain open while spots are available or until 5 business days before the start of the group. If you would like to join the waitlist for a specific group, please email us and a coordinator will reach out to you to discuss options.